25 - 28 Mar 2020

WILD RICE @ FUNAN

Berak

Written by Chong Tze Chien, Adapted by Zulfadli Rashid, Directed by Mohd Fared Jainal

Berak chronicles the aftermath of a suicide.

A grandmother bargains with divine powers to release her son’s soul from hell – failing which, she brings him home. She takes over the reins of bringing up her granddaughter, while keeping her daughter-in-law at bay so as to save her granddaughter all for herself. She tries to instill in her granddaughter the understanding that death is merely a joke, that there’s nothing to cry about as she takes her on a mind trip towards the underworld and purgatory. These personal fantasies of the afterlife are challenged, however, when her granddaughter contracts a terminal illness.

The never-ending days of mourning are brought to lurid, three-dimensional, high-definition life as the agonising wait for the ultimate redemption becomes an imprisonment in the realm between the living and non-living on earth.

Berak is a transcreation of Poop!, originally written by Chong Tze Chien and produced by The Finger Players.

*Performed in Malay with English surtitles

IMDA Rating TBC

Cast

Aidli Alin Mosbit
Fir Rahman
Siti Hajar Abdul Gani
Siti Khalijah Zainal

Creative Team

Playwright Chong Tze Chien
Adapted by Zulfadli Rashid
Director Mohd Fared Jainal

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